Pre-Registration for Outpatients
Prior to your procedure, you will need to complete the necessary lab tests and an anesthesia interview. Your doctor’s office may schedule these for 2-5 days prior to your procedure, or the morning of your procedure. When you pre-register, please bring identification (driver’s license or Social Security card) and insurance cards, including Medicare/Medicaid documentation. Also bring with you a list of the medications you are taking, and a list of your allergies. We ask that you do not bring children with you, since they may become restless while waiting. An OPS team member will call you the day before your scheduled surgery date and let you know what time you need to arrive. If you have any questions, an OPS nurse will assist you upon arrival.
- Brush your teeth, but do not swallow the water or toothpaste.
- Call your doctor if you have a cold, fever or flu symptoms the night before your surgery. The procedure may be postponed if your doctor believes this would be best for you. The doctor may ask you to bring some of your medications with you.
- Wear loose fitting, easy-to-change clothing to the hospital. If you wish, you may wear a gown and robe or pajamas.
- Wear fingernail polish or make-up, especially eye make-up which may cause irritation to your eyes during surgery.
- Bring valuables from home, including jewelry, wigs or contact lenses. We hope you can understand that the hospital cannot be responsible for such valuables.
- Eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This means no beverages, water, chewing gum, hard candy, etc. If you are unable to follow these instructions, it may become necessary to cancel your surgery for your own safety.